Desmond and Leah Tutu celebrate 65 years of marriage
Big congratulations to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah who have just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Their special Sapphire day has been marked by a tribute from the Desmond and Leah of the couple in 1955 and how their long and happy marriage is full of giggles.
Desmond (88) and Leah (86) actually met when Desmond’s father was principal of Leah’s High School. They would go on to have four children and seven grandchildren.
After a lifetime that has involved striving for peace and social justice, during which Desmond - or Arch as he is affectionately known - won the Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle against apartheid, they now live in a retirement village.
Arch has always made it abundantly clear that all he has achieved as been helped by having a strong and resourceful woman like Leah at his side.
Now retired from public life their daily routine is simple and loving. He makes her coffee in the morning; and she manages the home and shopping, drives the car and changes light bulbs.
“We (human beings) are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water,” the Archbishop says.
“He’s a very loving husband, and a very doting father who is very fond of his children,” his wife adds.